Comanche Boys

Comanche Indians stand with the third place trophy after winning 48-38 to finish hosting duties of the 89th Annual Stephens County Tournament.

After a hard fought semi-final game with rival Marlow Outlaws, this past Saturday afternoon the Comanche Indians took home the third place victory beating the Davis Wolves 48-38.

Despite going down early in the first quarter, All-Tournament team member JJ Francis got the Indians back into the game by hitting the two first baskets of the game for Comanche.

On his second shot he was fouled and went to the line and completed the three point play to take the lead where Comanche would never give the lead back up fighting throughout the game.

His three pointer made it to where the Indians led by five before Mason Kulbeth hit a free throw to lead 12-8 at the end of the first quarter and Comanche started a 6-0 run.

Kulbeth continued the run in the second quarter knocking down some free throws and Francis hit another bucket to lead 17-8 before Davis got another basket.

Kulbeth hit a three to put the Indians up by 10 points, Francis hit another three and Cason Morris hit a bucket along with senior Aaron Barnard got a bucket to lead 26-16.

Davis went on a run to end the quarter scoring seven straight points before a bucket brought the lead back up to five at 28-23 in favor of the Comanche Indians.

Defense was the key in the third quarter as the Indians and Wolves only scored 11 points with buckets from Kulbeth and Jett Sparks building the lead to six points heading into the fourth quarter.

Both teams went on a scoring frenzy in the final quarter and the Indians were able to keep the lead by converting most of the shots from the free throw line with Chandler Bowen and Noah Henderson getting buckets from the field.

Francis went a perfect 4-for-4 from the charity stripe while Henderson hit three of four from the free throw line and several others contributed at the line to seal the victory.

Leading in scoring was Francis who had 19 points, Kulbeth had 12 points and Henderson had five along with Sparks who also had five for the Indians in the scoring department.

With the victory, the Indians will have two games this week as they go on the road first to take on Marietta with their game starting at 8 p.m. this evening.

The next home game is homecoming for the Indians and they host Madill starting with the Lady Indians at 6:30 p.m. Friday and the boys following after at approximately 8 p.m. Friday.

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